Happy Birthday, Camper: 10 Memorable Camping Gifts You Can Give Year-Round

Among the people that you buy birthday or holiday gifts for, chances are there’s a camper or two on that list. Nearly two-thirds of American households have at least one camper, and the outdoor activity shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

This means there are plenty of companies that make all kinds of camping products for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Here’s a list of ten great camping gifts they’re sure to love and use on their next outdoor excursion.

1. Wakeman Portable Collapsible Bin

Any camper can find plenty of uses for the Wakeman portable collapsible bin. Made of lightweight silicone, it expands into a 5″ deep, 10 liter capacity mini tub suitable for washing food, dishes, or your hands and face.

And it’s not just for camping. It can also be used as an ice bucket and even a laundry basket, so it’s sure to come in handy when a camper is back at home.

2. Rolla Roaster Camping Fork

As any camper will tell you, the key to a perfectly roasted hotdog or marshmallow is to keep it constantly rotating. The Rolla Roaster camping fork makes this trick easy for you by allowing you to rotate it with a thumb knob for easy turning. The stainless steel fork also extends to a whopping 42″ long so your hands will stay safely away from the campfire while you heat your food.

Best of all, the forks are sold in packages of two so another camping buddy can get in on the fun.

3. UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit

For those hardcore hikers who will scale terrain under any kind of weather conditions, the UCO Titan stormproof match kit assures they’ll always have a fire going. Neither wind nor water can deter these heavy-duty matches; they can withstand wetness and gale-force wind gusts. For extra protection, they come in a waterproof case.

4. Power Practical Luminoodle

Use the power practical Luminoodle whenever you need a little LED light thrown your way. Its flexible design allows you to drape it across your tent, wrap it around a tree, or hang it on your vehicle. It also transforms into a lantern when you store it inside its nylon storage bag.

Powered by a lithium 4400 battery pack, it also does double-duty as an emergency light source during power outages.

5. WellaX Sand-Free Beach Blanket

Camping on the beach is fun—until sand shows up in your tent. Then it becomes a scratchy nightmare. The WellaX sand-free beach blanket deflects sand with its smooth nylon material. It’s also water and heat repellent, keeping you cooler and more comfortable while relaxing on the beach.

The oversized blanket folds to an incredibly small 4″ x 8″ and weighs only 16 ounces.

6. Drysure Extreme Boot Dryer

Damp boots can ruin any hiking or camping trip in a hurry. The Drysure extreme boot dryers will dry any type of hiking or outdoor activity boot without electricity or damaging the footwear.

The dryers contain moisture-absorbing silica oxide beads that naturally reduce bacteria and orders. Dry up to ten pairs of boots, then place in direct sunlight to refresh their moisture-wicking power.

7. Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System

Running out of clean water while camping or hiking can be an outdoor person’s worst nightmare. This micro squeeze water filtration system turns any kind of water into safe, drinkable hydration without chemicals. The product’s 0.1 micron absolute filtration system means that harmful bacteria including Salmonella and E. coli cannot penetrate the pore sizes.

Every Sawyer filter has been tested three times for effectiveness, and will filter up to 100,000 gallons of water before it needs to be replaced. An included drinking straw allows for quick sipping from the filtered chamber.

8. Odoland Portable LED Camping Lantern With Ceiling Fan

A tent can be a stuffy place to sleep during a summer camping trip. The Odoland portable LED camping lantern has a built-in fan with two settings to help circulate air and keep you cool during warm summer nights under the stars. The lantern provides continuous light for up to 37 hours on two D batteries and can be rotated 360 degrees for just the right angle.

9. Mountain House Freeze Dried Meals

Freeze-dried meals are a camper’s best friend, as they only require hot water to create a warm, nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Mountain House’s freeze dried meals are conveniently packaged in pouches, pro-paks, and cans for every camper’s needs. Mouth watering options include beef stroganoff, chicken and dumplings, homestyle turkey dinner casserole, and so much more.

10. Advanced Elements Portable Outdoor Solar Shower

What could feel better during a camping trip than having access to a hot shower? By giving the camper or hiker in your life the Advanced Elements portable outdoor solar shower, they’ll never have to worry about getting clean.

The five-gallon pouch heats water fast using solar technology depending upon how strong the sunlight is. A temperature gauge allows you to let it heat until it reaches your desired warmness.

Other Gift Ideas For Campers

Of course, there’s no shortage of gifts any camper will love. If the above list doesn’t work, you can’t go wrong with a cozy sleeping bag or folding chair or hammock. Did you also know it’s possible to have matchbooks customized

Travel games also make good camping gifts, as well as books that provide survival and foraging tips (just in case the camper you know ever gets stranded.)

These Camping Gifts Are Sure to Please

These camping gifts cover a wide selection from necessities to “nice to have” items. They’re sure to please the outdoor lover on your gift list.

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